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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Town Unveils Heritage Markers for the Montaukett Native American Families of North Amityville

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Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Town Historian Mary Cascone and Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg recently helped to unveil new Heritage Designation markers placed on the corners of the North Amityville streets of Brewster Lane, Devine Place, Hunter Court, Steele Place, Miller Avenue and “Old” Fowler Lane, marking where some families of the Montaukett Native Americans, who first had contact with the Dutch traders in the early 1600’s, lived. The unveiling took place in front of the late Hewlett Irving Brewster’s Pool Room property on Brewster Lane and Albany Avenue.

Noted historian and genealogist Sandi Brewster-walker, who is a descendant herself and serves as executive director and government affairs officer of the Montaukett Indian Nation was joined by many of her relatives as she shared stories of growing up in North Amityville and how many of her relatives have proudly maintained their Montaukett Indian Nation culture and traditions. The heritage markers have the Montaukett Indian Nation seal and the message that they want everyone to know: “We are still here!”

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